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Hearts of Glass: ReelAbilities Film Festival:Cleveland@Akron

Reelabilities at Akron Makes Festival

2021-11-13 10:30:00 2021-11-13 11:30:00 America/New_York Hearts of Glass: ReelAbilities Film Festival:Cleveland@Akron Join us for a special screening of Hearts of Glass followed by a celebration of makers at the 2021 Akron Makes festival. Main Library - Auditorium

Saturday, November 13
10:30am - 11:30am

Add to Calendar 2021-11-13 10:30:00 2021-11-13 11:30:00 America/New_York Hearts of Glass: ReelAbilities Film Festival:Cleveland@Akron Join us for a special screening of Hearts of Glass followed by a celebration of makers at the 2021 Akron Makes festival. Main Library - Auditorium

Main Library

Auditorium

Join us for a special screening of Hearts of Glass followed by a celebration of makers at the 2021 Akron Makes festival.

Hearts of Glass* follows the tumultuous first 15 months of operation of Vertical Harvest (VH), a multi-story, state-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouse that grows crops while providing meaningful, competitively-paid jobs for people with disabilities. The film weaves the story of VH’s launch with the personal journeys of several employees with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Innovation and inclusion create a fertile environment for people and plants to grow.

Hearts of Glass* is an intimate portrait of social entrepreneurship at the intersection of disability rights and sustainable, local food production.

*The film includes mature language and subject matter.

After the film, the auditorium doors open to Akron Makes, a minds-on, hands-on celebration of the innovative and creative in Summit County.

Special Screenings In the Children’s Library at 11 am and 1 pm - Macropolis (8 min)

Fun, family-friendly design activities follow this heart-warming animated short film!

The Sensory Bus will be visiting the Library at Main Street throughout the event.

About ReelAbilities Film Festival:

Award-Winning Films! Exhibits and Tours! Film Discussions and Expert Panels! Family Activities!

Now an annual Akron event, Reelabilities Film Festival: Cleveland @ Akron promotes awareness and appreciation of the lives, stories, and artistic expressions of people with different abilities through film and community.

For questions or more information, please contact the Pop Culture & AV division at 330.643.9015 or cadiv@akronlibrary.org.

Details about ReelAbilities Cleveland @ Akron can also be found at SummitDD.org/events and akronlibrary.org/events/reelabilities.

Registration for this free event is requested but not required.

“Stick around after ReelAbilities for 2021 Akron Makes! This free, interactive, family-friendly event is a completely unique opportunity to engage with Akron’s curious and creative.”

AGE GROUP: | Teen | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Movies | Maker & DIY |

TAGS: | makerspace | makerfaire | Maker skills | inclusion | akronmakes |

Main Library

Phone: 330.643.9000
Branch manager
Michael Bianchi

Hours
We're closed Sunday May 26
Mon, May 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, May 21 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 22 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 23 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, May 25 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, May 26 Closed

About the branch

Main Library, located in the heart of downtown Akron, combines compelling public space with meaningful and relevant public library services for all members of our community. Since opening in 2004, the downtown library welcomes more than one million visitors each year.

Subject divisions include: Business, Government & Science, Culture & AV, Magazines & Newspapers, Special Collections (local history & genealogy), TechZone@Main, Teen, and a 12,000 square feet Children's Library.

Special services available at Main Library include: a Patent & Trademark Resource Center; U.S. Passport and Notary services; a Microbusiness Center; a Maker Space; a resource lab for early childhood educators; and regularly scheduled computer training classes. Also available at Main Library are more than 125 public access computers, color photocopiers/printers, laminating, scanning, faxing, and free Wi-Fi.

Specialized spaces include a 425-seat auditorium, public meeting rooms, and a used bookstore. An interior glass block walkway leads to a 600-space parking garage owned by the City of Akron. An outdoor amphitheater and landscaped park complete the complex.

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